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#1306021
Topic
James Bond 007 Thread
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On the “007-The Daniel Craig Collection” Blu Ray/UHD Combo-Disc Set, the extended international cut of Casino Royale (2006) can be found only on the UHD Blu Ray, in the USA and abroad. This is confirmed by this review on The Digital Bits. The extended cut, which has 17 seconds of extra footage, was previously released on Blu Ray but was not available in the USA.

This cut was used by the concert production company, Film Concerts Live, for their film-with-live-orchestra concert of Casino Royale featuring live performance of David Arnold’s music score.

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#1303394
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Harmy's STAR WARS Despecialized Edition HD - V2.7 MKV IS OUT NOW
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peasejust said:

Thanks HanDuet, however, when I download the AVCHD version and try to play it with VLC, whenever, I seek the screen becomes all pixelated for a couple of seconds. What is with that? Using IINA (mpv), doesn’t even work at all. Same thing when I remux it to mkv. Why can’t there just be a normal, manageable mkv version? Who wants a 20g file? Seriously. Just provide a smaller version like 8G. ~5000kbps or more, something like that. I’m supposed to store 60G just for the trilogy on my HD? How much HD space do you think people have?

Well, some folks like to watch Star Wars on a bigger screen, so the bigger the file size in the video, the better the picture quality. For these folks, myself included, they saw the Star Wars films on the big screen and we want to recreate that experience of watching these films in that way. That is why Harmy released the trilogy in that huge file size.

ChainsawAsh said:

Yeah…20GB is a pretty standard file size for high-quality HD releases.

I imagine the remaining GBs are for the multiple audio tracks. If file-size is an issue with you, peasejust, free software like MKVToolNix would allow you to remove the audio tracks that you don’t want, thereby reducing the file-size.

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#1300341
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Harmy's STAR WARS Despecialized Edition HD - V2.7 MKV IS OUT NOW
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The primary source of the ‘despecialized’ versions are from the Blu Ray videos. If you are looking for versions of any of the Star Wars Theatrical cuts that have more picture information, you’re best bet is to look for the fan-made 4K versions–‘4K77’, ‘4K83’, and ‘Renegade Grindhouse’ of ‘The Empire Strikes Back’ as ‘4K80’ is in production. These 4K versions are available in UHD and 1080p. The sole source of these versions are made up of scans from multiple 35mm theatrical prints. Although there is cropping in these versions, too, the final releases do have more picture information than the current Blu Ray versions.

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#1297759
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The Phantom Menace - Theatrical version scanned in 4K
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ZigZig said:

So it seems that it (TPM) was not so hated until 2012, then it suddenly dropped 10% within the last 7 years
(but it remains widely above The Last Jedi which gets an awful audience score of 44%).

That might be the reason why there’s only one booking for the Film With Live Orchestra concert of The Last Jedi. It premieres in Tokyo, Japan on October 14th.
https://starwars.disney.co.jp/concert.html

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#1293658
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1997 Star Wars Special Edition 35mm Project
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Anakin94 said:

…but i read that he is working on other projects too.
This is alot of work and time, that he spend.
We should also respect his private life.

For poita, it’s more about working on his life outside the forum.

I would read this post, first, before inquiring on this or any other projects.

https://originaltrilogy.com/topic/The-Original-Trilogy-restored-from-35mm-prints/id/49756/page/33#1203596

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#1288915
Topic
Screening of the Original Version of STAR WARS July at Stockton, CA
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Cthulhunicron said:

So yeah, I drove an hour today to get to the theater, only to discover they’re showing the 1997 version. Disappointing, but not terribly unexpected.

Are you saying that you didn’t read the July 5th post on this thread that told you that the '97 version was the one that the Fox Theatre was screening?

Laserschwert said:

Just when we thought they’ve turned around:

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#1287164
Topic
Help Me Understand Empire Strikes Back?
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You haven’t said how have you seen this movie—on a laptop, smartphone, a small TV screen, tablet?

If that is how you watched it, I don’t blame you for not getting into. Most of the special effects in it deserves to be seen on a larger canvas.

I’m a Gen X’er and the first time I’ve seen this movie was on the big screen at the time that it came out. Being that it was my first Star Wars film, I totally enjoyed the Han and Leia bickering, 3PO’s prissiness, the running gag on the Falcon’s mishaps, and the music score. The more I watched it, the more discoveries I’ve made.

However, I totally understand why you would feel indifferent about a movie where many people you know praised it. I have that same feeling with “Do The Right Thing.” I saw it once, I hated it, and I never saw it again, despite the honors the film got over the years.

On the other hand, I saw “Alien 3” on the big-screen and I didn’t like it because I expected to be at the level of “Aliens.” But, because I liked the Elliot Goldenthal music score, I saw the film again a few years later and, somehow, I enjoyed the film’s “killing its victims, one-by-one” approach, like in the first “Alien” film.

So, I wouldn’t worry about you’re not liking ESB. My advice is to take a long break from this movie and let it disappear from your memory.

If this “your-not-liking-ESB-but-others-do” thing still bothers you, then schedule a time to watch the film, once more. This time, take some friends along, and go to a theatre to see it on a big-screen, preferably from a film print. If that is not option, then find a concert venue where the film is shown while a large orchestra performs the music score on stage. Maybe with all the scenery being enlarged, and with high fidelity sound, the film can finally speak to you.

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#1287133
Topic
Screening of the Original Version of STAR WARS July at Stockton, CA
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Here is what might be the source of @hiphats information, this SoundCloud podcast.

https://soundcloud.com/mat-as-antonio-bombal/mabhollywood-on-kahi-am-and-fm-auburn-052419-aladdin-booksmart-1977-star-wars-episode-iv-a-new-hope?utm_source=soundcloud&utm_campaign=share&utm_medium=twitter

The master of ceremonies for this event, Mathia Bombal, begins discussing the Star Wars screening at the 8:29 mark.

Here are the highlights:

Matia Bombal said:

…the folks at the Friends of the Fox Movie Classics Series are working very hard to have one of the closest possible to the original 1977 release presented there…

Mr. Bombal adds,

Matia Bombal said:

We’re going to find the closet thing we can to the original Star Wars from 1977 and that’s what we’ll show on this very special occasion. Star Wars. Episode IV. A New Hope.

That doesn’t sound like the Fox Theatre has the 1977 version, yet.

So I take this with a grain of salt.

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#1285617
Topic
Harmy's STAR WARS Despecialized Edition HD - V2.7 MKV IS OUT NOW
Time

@nafroe:
No, you are not blind and you should be skeptical.

Here is what might be the source of @hiphats information, this SoundCloud podcast.

https://soundcloud.com/mat-as-antonio-bombal/mabhollywood-on-kahi-am-and-fm-auburn-052419-aladdin-booksmart-1977-star-wars-episode-iv-a-new-hope?utm_source=soundcloud&utm_campaign=share&utm_medium=twitter

This “Matias Bombal” begins discussing the Star Wars screening at the 8:29 mark.

Here are the highlights:

Matia Bombal said:

…the folks at the Friends of the Fox Movie Classics Series are working very hard to have one of the closest possible to the original 1977 release presented there…

Mr. Bombal adds,

Matia Bombal said:

We’re going to find the closet thing we can to the original Star Wars from 1977 and that’s what we’ll show on this very special occasion. Star Wars. Episode IV. A New Hope.

That doesn’t sound like the Fox Theatre has the 1977 version, yet.

So I take this with a grain of salt.

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#1282327
Topic
The Phantom Menace - Theatrical version scanned in 4K
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Morphzero said:

Is there going to be a Grindhouse release of this?

I second that.

The Gen X’ers and Millennials, here, first saw the TPM on the big screen via 35mm prints. Despite the film’s short-comings—for me, it was the lack of humor…JarJar’s comic relief wasn’t enough—seeing those random flashes of dust-marks, and reel-change cue marks on TPM, would bring me back to a happier time at the movies.

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#1282011
Topic
AOTC score questions
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SomethingStarWarsRelated said:

What does it mean when music is “tracked”? Because, apparently there was a lot of it in this movie. I know chunks of TPM were used. And I know pieces of the actual soundtrack were not used.

Actually, the meaning that ‘tracking’ references is the practice of using music that is not written exclusively for the film that is being worked on. It can be music from other films, classical or contemporary music that has been released commercially (the film, ‘2001: A Space Odyssey’ is a good example), or even pop music–old and new.

There was a separate release of the AOTC soundtrack CD with one bonus track, "On The Conveyor Belt," that was sold exclusively by the store-chain, Target.